Things changed in 2007 when the Triqui people declared their autonomy from the state government. Their announcement came after a long 2 month deliberation among themselves to elect their own form a government and the Council Of Elders. Since declaring their autonomy, the Mexican government has maintained a policy of disrespect and destruction of Triqui people.
This mistreatment cause the people to endure months of sexual assaults, assassinations, and a lack of access to food, water, medical services and international aid. The Triqui People have not given up their dream to live on their ancestral land as free people.